Enter KENT disguised
If but as well I other accents borrow,
That can my speech diffuse, my good intent
May carry through itself to that full issue
For which I razed my likeness. Now, banished Kent,
5If thou canst serve where thou dost stand condemned,
So may it come thy master, whom thou lovest,
Shall find thee full of labors.
Horns within Enter LEAR with attendant knights
Let me not stay a jot for dinner. Go get it ready.
(to KENT) How now, what art thou?
What dost thou profess? What wouldst thou with us?
I do profess to be no less than I seem—to serve him truly
that will put me in trust, to love him that is honest, to
converse with him that is wise and says little, to fear
judgment, to fight when I cannot choose, and to eat no fish.
A very honest-hearted fellow, and as poor as the king.
If thou beest as poor for a subject as he’s for a king, thou'rt
poor enough. What wouldst thou?